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Visual FoxPro 6 Enterprise Development [Hardcover]

Rod Paddock
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  • Hardcover: 742 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Tech; Har/Cdr edition (Sep 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761513817
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761513810
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 19.6 x 5.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,455,200 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A guide to using the program to creating full-blown applications. Written for Enterprise developers, the material covers development principles; analysis, design, and prototyping; debugging; integrating object-oriented programming; database development; application deployment; and more advanced iss

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not recommended for the new VFP developer 23 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Strangely, this book is not really a guide to Visual FoxPro 6
I came to this book after many years of developing programs in Foxpro 2.6 and in Visual Basic. I was looking for a book to move these skills to Visual Foxpro 6. and was disappointed.
The book contains an enthusiastic foreword by Microsoft, and acknowledgements to many business associates who have helped Rod Paddick to write this book.
The section on naming conventions and the design of Windows applications is sound. Thereafter the author does not choose to let the reader know how to get to grips with VFP to develop a business application. Briefly, it is written for users who are already familiar with VFP, and the novice user is left to fend for himself! VFP is a powerful development tool, but this book does not encourage the new user.
This is the more surprising, because the lead author is an experienced writer for several database publications.
The book would benefit from the inclusion of a section on getting to use VFP. Guidance on running up the programs / classes on the CD included with the book is essential to let the reader benefit from the book. No such guidance is provided.
The book may be of interest to experienced VFP developers. The index looks comprehensive.
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By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
A picturous book, provides good analysis as far as object-oriented programming, code, SQL, and Internet capabilities. The authors do not seem to suggest Fox in any, but only as a middle-tier solution in the Client/Server development. Disagreeing with the authors, Fox in fact may be an excelent and exceptional back/front-end for small and medium size and cost-effective database applications. Overall, it is an excellent source to get started/advanced with Visual FoxPro 6.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 13 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
While this tome is probably adequate for beginners, it was not the technical reference this experienced developer needed. I got the feeling the authors had never really developed a significant product with FoxPro as they did not discuss much syntax or the nuances of the commands. "The Hacker's Guide...." is my book of choice for dealing with FoxPro in the real world.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The book is a good source about Visual FoxPro 6 development. 18 Nov 1998
By sergey@gte.net - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
A picturous book, provides good analysis as far as object-oriented programming, code, SQL, and Internet capabilities. The authors do not seem to suggest Fox in any, but only as a middle-tier solution in the Client/Server development. Disagreeing with the authors, Fox in fact may be an excelent and exceptional back/front-end for small and medium size and cost-effective database applications. Overall, it is an excellent source to get started/advanced with Visual FoxPro 6.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for those who need to implement the Windows API! 28 Jun 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Not since the days when Mike Brachman was writing on integrating FoxPro and the Windows API has there been such a clear and concise text. This book as loads of great examples, and most importantly, discusses how to pass structures to Windows API functions that require those type of parameters.
This book is a must for any serious Visual FoxPro Developer. Hopefully, the tradition of excellence will continue with a version 7.0 of this book in the future.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for non-newbies 19 Jun 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This is a great book for people that are already familiar with the Visual FoxPro environment. It provides a no bull approach to using Visual FoxPro for real. It has great coverage of the Windows API and a great set of libraries for Microsoft Office. If you want to learn how to use the advanced features of VFP quickly then this book is for you.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concepts that can still be used in FoxPro 9. 19 May 2005
By www.BrickPaversMiami.com Brick Pavers Installer Florida - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I think that this is a great Visual FoxPro book.

If you have any questions about the book, just ask

one of the authors: Rod Paddock: [...]

Rod is very knowledgeable about Visual FoxPro and his skills

reflect on this book. After using the book for quite some time,

I don't understand why the couple of bad reviews about this book.

Someone complained about "screens". It doesn't make sense to me.

This great book can used to help you, even if you have Visual FoxPro 9 installed.

FoxPro didn't change much in terms of concepts. Just check

what Ken Levy has to say: [...]

The book is loaded with practical examples. If only one example

of this book will help you get through a code hurdle you may

face, I believe that's a well worth money invested.

Here's the Table of contents for Visual Foxpro 6 Enterprise Development:

Part I Analysis and Design 1

Chapter 1 Establishing Development Standards 3

Chapter 2 Analysis, Design, and Prototyping 27

Part II Object and Coding Development 57

Chapter 3 Using Visual FoxPro's Debugging Facilities 59

Chapter 4 Integrating Visual FoxPro and Object-Oriented Programming 99

Chapter 5 The FoxPro Enterprise Classes 131

Chapter 6 Communicating with Other Applications 161

Chapter 7 Using the Windows API 205

Chapter 8 Multi-User Development Techniques 245

Chapter 9 Creating Development Tools 295

Part III Database Development 339

Chapter 10 Creating a Visual FoxPro Database 341

Chapter 11 Using SQL in Visual FoxPro Applications 425

Part IV Application Deployment 451

Chapter 12 Client/Server Database Development with Visual FoxPro 453

Chapter 13 Deploying Visual FoxPro Internet Applications 491

Chapter 14 Deploying and Distributing Your Applications 525

Part V Advanced Visual FoxPro Topics 565

Chapter 15 Advanced OOP--An Introduction to Visual Modeling 567

Chapter 16 Advanced Internet with Visual FoxPro 615

Chapter 17 Drag and Drop 651

Chapter 18 Visual FoxPro and Visual Studio 6 681

Appendix What's on the CD? 711

Index

After purchasing this book, if you like it as much as I do, please

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